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Originally posted by elitegamer23
is there a reason we only sent 6 astronauts instead of 7? peace
Atlantis carried one of the heaviest payloads ever launched into space — a 17 1/2 ton truss section that will be added to the half-built space station. It includes two solar arrays that will produce electricity for the orbiting outpost. Atlantis' weight was so much that it only had a crew of six, instead of the usual seven astronauts.
Atlantis now headed for space station